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Wild Target (1993)

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Into the solitary life of middle-aged hitman, Victor Meynard, come two people: Antoine, a youth who becomes Victor's apprentice, and Renée, a bold thief Victor's been hired to kill because ... See full summary »

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Marie Trintignant ...
Renée Dandrieux
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Antoine
Patachou ...
Mme. Meynard
Wladimir Yordanoff ...
Casa Bianca
Serge Riaboukine ...
Manu
Charlie Nelson ...
Dremyan
Philippe Girard ...
Tony
Christophe Odent ...
Girard
Daniel Laloux ...
Expert
Philippe Harel ...
Barnabe
Pascal Pistacio ...
Roland Balto
François Toumarkine ...
Butcher
Patrick Zard ...
Le réceptionniste
Thierry Balcon ...
Gardien de nuit
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Into the solitary life of middle-aged hitman, Victor Meynard, come two people: Antoine, a youth who becomes Victor's apprentice, and Renée, a bold thief Victor's been hired to kill because she cheated a mobster. When circumstances prevent Victor from killing her, the gangster sends two more teams to do it (and to dispatch Victor and Antoine). Victor decides to help Renée, and the unlikely trio ends up at his house with his temperamental mother; there, as they hide out, Victor's attraction to Renée grows, she discovers his vocation and fears he's going to kill her, and an ultimate showdown with their hunters is inevitable. Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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The two hit-men employ identical methods and are presented as very similar characters, which is why their names are anagrams of each other (Meynard and Dremyan)! See more »

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When Antoine is in the bathtub, there are a lot of bubbles in it. However, when Manu pushes his head down, there are almost no bubbles in the tub. See more »

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Remade as Wild Target (2010) See more »

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Hello, my name is Victor Meynard, I am 55, and I work as a professional killer, would you like some tea?
12 April 2000 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This is one of the best examples of black humor I have ever seen. The sub titles do NOT take away from the excellence of this film. Jean Rochefort is perfect as the highly disciplined assassin, expertly contrasted by the art thief who's name eludes me.

Keep an eye in the background as well for some hilarious gags especially during scenes with the mother. The black humor might not be as funny to some but if you like it, this is one of the best examples you'll find anywhere.

You won't be disappointed.


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